The water chestnut skin is crispy and delicious. It is eaten after cooking and also congee. It is rich in protein, unsaturated fatty acids and various vitamins and trace elements. Sweet, flat and non-toxic. It has the effects of diuretic and breast milk, quenching thirst, and detoxification.
Nutritional content of water chestnut
Content (per 100 g)
Content (per 100 g)
Effect of water chestnut
Diuretic and Breast Relieving Detoxification and Alcohol Toxin
How to choose water chestnut
Chop the raw water chestnuts with green, tender and crispy taste, like ravioli; Choose yellow or red for cooking. It is fully mature. After cooking, it tastes soft and glutinous, similar to cooked chestnuts.
How to store water chestnut
Refrigerators with shell water chestnuts can be stored for one week. Holes must be left in plastic bags to prevent moisture from being easily moldy in the bags. The shelled water chestnuts are put into a fresh-keeping box, and then wrapped with a layer of fresh-keeping film, which can be stored in the refrigerator for two days.
Notes on edible water chestnut
Try not to eat water chestnuts raw, and don't use your teeth to peel. When eating raw, be sure to fully scrub and soak in boiling water for a few minutes or after a day in the sun before eating. Pay attention to hygiene, do not drink raw water, wash hands when contacted with aquatic plants or sewage, to prevent cysts contamination.
How to clean water chestnut
Can be soaked in cold water for about 20-30 minutes, and then wipe the skin with a cloth to wash the black skin and unclean things on the surface.
Water chestnuts are low in sugar and not fat
Water chestnut is rich in starch, protein, glucose, fat, carotene, vitamins B1, B2, vitamin C and other trace elements, calcium, phosphorus, iron and other trace elements. It can nourish the spleen and stomach, strengthen the knees, strengthen the qi and strengthen qi, and the porridge of porridge is beneficial to the stomach and intestines.